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Various Artists: The Classics at the Movies: Love

Track List

>der schönen, blauen Donau, An (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314): [as used in "Titani
>Orphée aux enfers, operetta: Can-Can [as used in "Titanic"] - Johannes Wildner
>Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Aria [as used in "The English Patient"]
>Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat major, BWV 1031: Siciliana [as used in "Breaking the Waves"]
>Organ Concerto in A major (No.14), HWV 296a: Allegro [as used in "Dangerous Liaisons"]
>Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu (Largo) [as used in "Dangerous Liaisons"]
>Gone With the Wind, film score: Tara - Richard Hayman
>Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: Andante [as used in "Elvira Madigan"]
>Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183 (K. 173dB): Allegro con brio [as used in "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet"] - Capella Istropolitana/Barry Wordsworth
>Adagietto, for orchestra (from the Symphony No. 5) - Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice/Antoni Wit
>Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Love Duet [as used in "Mona Lisa"] - Yordi Ramiro/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra/Miriam Gauci/Alexander Rahbari

Album Notes

Classics at the Movies: Love collects classical pieces featured in romantic favorites of the silver screen, including The English Patient, Breaking the Waves, and Gone With the Wind. Don't expect music written exclusively for these films, however. The selections here come from heavy hitters like Strauss, Bach, Handel, and Mozart, and are culled from previously-released Naxos collections. But while the link between the pieces and the films in which they appeared may not be immediately apparent, their sweeping grandeur and startling intimacy still conjure up feelings of romance. Credit should also be given for clichéd, yet oddly effective, cover art. ~ Johnny Loftus


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